Contador’s thoughts already turn to Tour de France

When Alberto Contador won his first Giro d’Italia in 2008, he had plenty of time to savour the moment, as his then-Astana team was deemed surplus to requirements by Tour de France organisers ASO due to its ethical record. This time around, the first leg of the Giro-Tour double complete, Contador had scarcely laid hands on the Trofeo Senza Fine on Milan’s Corso Sempione before thoughts turned to the white heat of July.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.